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12 Completely Normal Things All New Parents Go Through

Welcome to being a new parent! YOU GOT THIS! We know being a new parent isn’t always easy, but Bupa is here to help new parents through it. Poop and all!

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1. You are no longer afraid of poop. Or vomit. Or messes of any kind.

Who has time to be grossed out?! Your ick factor has all but disappeared.
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Who has time to be grossed out?! Your ick factor has all but disappeared.

2. You compulsively post baby photos on social media, even though you swore you would never be one of "those people."

But this is a clear exception because your baby is ACTUALLY the cutest thing ever.
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But this is a clear exception because your baby is ACTUALLY the cutest thing ever.

3. You quickly figure out how little sleep you can get away with.

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Take your naps where you can get them!

4. You stop caring about your ridiculously messy house.

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#priorities

5. You've read the same baby book so many times, you actually know it by heart.

You catch yourself reciting it in your head at odd moments throughout the day. And then you cry.
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You catch yourself reciting it in your head at odd moments throughout the day. And then you cry.

6. You catch yourself doing the goofiest things to get a smile out of your baby.

Most of the time it works. Even better is when your baby looks at you like you're crazy. ;)
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Most of the time it works. Even better is when your baby looks at you like you're crazy. ;)

7. You're constantly calling the doctor, worrying that your baby has an ear infection.

Stalking the pediatrician is a rite of passage for any new parent. Congrats! You're in!
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Stalking the pediatrician is a rite of passage for any new parent. Congrats! You're in!

8. You can change a nappy anywhere.

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Grocery store? Nail salon? Ferris wheel? No problem. (OK, maybe not Ferris wheel...)

9. You (VERY briefly) fantasise about hiding out in the bathroom when they won't stop crying at 3 a.m.

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We've all been there. You're only human. Don't feel guilty. :)

10. You smell your baby's butt in public all the time.

A parent's gotta do what a parent's gotta do.
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A parent's gotta do what a parent's gotta do.

11. You spend the first three months worrying that you'll drop the baby on its head.

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All will be well. Millions of parents before you have walked the same path!

12. You do comedy bits with your baby, AND THEY'RE HILARIOUS.

Seriously, you should sell tickets to this show because you're killing it.
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Seriously, you should sell tickets to this show because you're killing it.

Bupa is helping new parents get through postnatal depression with their Parent and Baby Wellbeing Program. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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